Probe into harassment of woman lawyer begins

The Delhi police has informed the Supreme Court that its specialised crime branch has collected relevant records after being entrusted with the probe into the case of alleged harassment and physical abuse of a woman lawyer by police officials on April 4 here.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) has been asked to investigate the matter after the apex court issued directions to the Commissioner of Police in this regard.

The court had, on May 28, asked the top boss of the police to ensure that no police officer of the Lajpat Nagar police station visited her residence or contacted other witnesses.

The apex court had earlier taken suo motu cognisance of the letter of the woman lawyer in which she alleged that policemen posted at Lajpat Nagar police station had manhandled her when she had gone there to serve a copy of a judicial order.

The advocate had sought a probe by the CBI.

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